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Assistant Professor, Chinese Philosophy, Probationary Tenure Track

Brock University

About Brock University

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one off our strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.”

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.

About the position

The Philosophy Department of Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) is seeking applicants at the level of assistant professor for a probationary, tenure-stream position to begin 1 July 2022. A completed PhD in Philosophy is required for consideration. Area of Specialization: Chinese Philosophy. Area of Competence: Open; the department has teaching needs in a range of areas within contemporary Continental Philosophy. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The MA Program offers courses across three areas of specialization: Continental, Eastern, and Comparative Philosophy.


Please submit the following materials to the chair of the hiring committee through Brock University’s online application system: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching dossier with teaching evaluations and personal pedagogy, writing sample (one published article or chapter), statement of research program (500 word limit), and Brock University’s self-identification form.

The closing date for the position is 12:01amon December 31, 2021. The last business day to apply is December 30, 2021.This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Inquiries should be directed to Michael Berman (Department Chair, Although we appreciate all applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions

included in the questionnaire at the time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: Talent Acquisition, talent@brocku.cato ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about Brock University by visiting